We have just received word that the next production run of SNES & Genesis YPbPr cables has been completed and is en route to the port for sea travel to the USA. We are still aiming to get them ready for sale before this summer, as planned. We will be working on final pricing, quantity limits, and a sale launch date in the meantime. Once settled, this information will be conveyed to you in a future update.

The factory is in the middle of producing Genesis YPbPr cable adapters for use with the Genesis 1 & Master System 1. Alongside these adapters, which we've produced before, they are also creating the brand new adapters for Neo Geo AES & Sega Saturn. Once all three types are finished, the plan is to air ship them to us so that they will be up for sale at the same time as the YPbPr cables.

Regarding the PS1 adapters, we are leaning on some experts to help us design tests to measure the insertion/removal force requirements for the PS1 connectors. The factory requires this information before we are able to finalize a new design that doesn't have a death grip on the console's A/V port.

We've also resumed working on various aspects related to the design of the Dreamcast YPbPr cables. However, based on past data we recognize that our productivity on this will take a major hit during a month or two following the next SNES/Genesis YPbPr cable release date. This is when we will have to divert most of our resources toward providing technical support.



AuthorNickolaus Mueller

Hi everybody!

This is going to be a mostly non-technical blog post for you... just some ramblings on what is going on over at HD Retrovision HQ, why we're teasing you with all these products you can't even buy yet, and whatever other random things I think of. Hopefully I'm diligent enough to do one of these every once in awhile.

So first of all, what is the mission of HD Retrovision? Simply put, we want to make a suite of products targeted towards retro gamers who want to be able to take advantage of the improved quality that high definition televisions can afford them.  Because of the cabling and video display technology of the time, a whole lot of detail was lost and noise added to some really nice artwork that was programmed into those amazing plastic cartridges. Our cables and other products aim to get you back to that true quality created by the designers of all your favorite retro video games.

On to where we are at and what we are thinking. A lot of the design work is done for the component cables. There are some minor technical issues to deal with still related to the fact that these systems actually went through several revisions of the hardware sitting inside of them, so we actually need to make sure the cables work regardless of when you bought your machine. We've also got some test software in the works so that we can actually quality check the products coming off the assembly line. We certainly don't want to be shipping out duds. The goal from that point is to run a Kickstarter campaign, fund ourselves to spin up a production line, and start shipping out products to you. If we're successful enough at the Kickstarter campaign, we also have some other products in the queue that we would like to get to ASAP. But more on that later.

What else? We just had a reasonably productive little Saturday all working in the same space. We're damn close to having some nice business cards to hand out, cool splash screens, and a lot of other stuff you just gotta have to be a business. A good business, anyway.

That's all from here. Comment and share, please. Help us get the word out so we can have a successful Kickstarter campaign very soon!


AuthorNickolaus Mueller